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Giganta Plant

(24 customer reviews)


The name, coined by our friends at Capri Farms down in Homestead, is pretty descriptive of this close relative of the famous Massangeana Cane (infamously known as the ‘Corn Plant’). The Giganta is multi-trunked, like the Corn Plant, but doesn’t reveal the brown canes. It’s all foliage – and that’s how it spectacularly differs from its relative. The leaves span from top to bottom, and are larger, wider, and more upright. Its genes allow it to do well in low-light situations and maintain its characteristic yellow variegation longer than its cousin. And, it’s highly rated for removing air-born toxins and pumping out some good oxygen.  If you’re looking for a plant with some interesting leaf color that needs very little attention (and isn’t a Corn Plant), let us box one up and ship it to you.

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Check out this video to learn more about the Giganta from our plant specialists.

Read below for more information on caring for your new plant.


The Giganta, and we promise it’s not a Corn Plant, does inherit some nice characteristics from its much-maligned sister – it doesn’t require much attention, much light, or much water, so it’s the relative you can live with.  If we land one on your front porch, here’s what you need to know:


This plant prefers to toggle between moist and dry soil, being able to sustain itself for relatively long periods with little or no water.  So, we recommend infrequent waterings where the entire soil profile is moistened (we’re not talking mud here, but wet) and then allow it to dry down for several days and even weeks depending on the time of year.  And, if it’s configured with a sub-irrigation system, it can go up to a month between waterings.  See our watering guide for more information.


Gigantas thrive in medium to bright light, where the leaves will maintain their characteristic yellow variegation.  It can be sustained in low-light conditions and it will retain the variegation, it just won’t be as pronounced as it will in higher light.  Your best placement is near a window where the plant can get some sun light – east-, south- and west-facing windows are best.


Gigantas likely will not need to be fed during the first 6 months after it has shipped. During this time, it will use the residual nutrients from nursery production. After 12 months, it can be fed quarterly with a complete fertilizer formulated for interior plants. If your Giganta is positioned on a porch in the south, it may need supplemental nutrition sooner than 12 months. Please refer to our nutrient guide for details.


Keeping your Giganta clean is easy-peasy.  It’s long, strap-like leaves will collect dust; when it does, just run a wet cloth along the leaf pulling outward from the stem to clean it up. For spots where something else (besides dust) has landed on your plant, use a mild soapy solution to wet the cloth; then wipe.  Easy-peasy.


You should not need to prune this plant.  In cases where a leaf gets spotty, the entire leaf can be removed without noticeably impacting the plant; if a leaf margin gets brown, it can be trimmed off with a sharp pair of scissors.


Hardly a worry here, the Giganta is not a big target for pests. Scale, mealy bugs, and mites sometimes jump on, but they’re easily controlled by wiping the infested area with a soapy solution. It can take several intermittent cleanings to rid the plant of the pests.

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 40 in


24 reviews for Giganta Plant

Based on 24 reviews
  1. george p kelly (verified owner)

  2. Marquita S. (verified owner)

    This plant is so gorgeous that I have to get another one! I don’t know how you all grow your plants, but every one that I’ve purchased is just as beautiful as it was when I received it. Thank you for the excellent customer service and beautiful long-lasting plants.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thank you so much for your orders. If you need us going forward, please just let us know!

  3. Ryan Jennens (verified owner)

    My dracena arrived in astoundingly great shape, very well packaged, and very quick ship. This was an excellent experience!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      That is great to hear and we’re so glad you’re happy with it. If we can help you in the future, please let us know!
      Thanks – Sue

  4. Ashley N. (verified owner)

    Sue was AMAZING in helping me pick out a plant for a specific spot in my house. So much personal help and patience – much appreciated as a new plant owner! Wonderful experience, I will use Plantz again!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks Ashley! We’d love to see the ‘after’ photos!

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    It was my first time purchasing a plant from an online vendor and to be honest I was very very hesitant! If I’m to be completely honest when the package arrived I was setting myself up to be disappointed . But, as soon as I opened that box I was relieved to see the care that was taken in securing and packing the Giganta . The plant not only arrived in perfect condition. It is also beautiful ,large, and healthy! Thanks again I’m looking forward to shopping with your company in the future!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks for letting us know! All that extra packing material is necessary as we want to make sure it arrives safely as sometimes they don’t have the smooth ride that we prefer!

  6. Eddie K. (verified owner)

    Plant was delivered on its side and is already dying.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      I’ve checked your photo on this and it appears to be sprouting some new growth. Please keep me posted on progress!

  7. Florence (verified owner)

    Was very pleased to say the plant was very nice. Really like size and shape. Thanks so much.
    F. Sullivan

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thank you!

  8. Nedra (verified owner)

    Excellent Giganta specimen I’ve had the plant 2 weeks and not so much as a dropped leaf! I will order from Plants again.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      We are happy to help if you need us and so glad to hear that your giganta is doing well!

  9. Joanne R. (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant

  10. Christine Z. (verified owner)

    The plant was beautiful and arrived with no damage. It was even bigger than advertised.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      They’re growing so fast now that it is hot and humid here!! Glad it made a safe trip!
      Thanks – Sue

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  12. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Sue is great!

  13. laine walker (verified owner)


  14. Zymeashia (verified owner)

    I.LOVE.THIS.PLANT!!! This purchasing experience was excellent.
    I had been looking for this plant for awhile at various places. When I found it here at Plantz, I had to have it! I had filled out a form to get 20% off, but when it arrived, it was expired so I contacted customer service via email. I received a prompt response form Sue, who sent out a code that I was able to use, and the purchase was seamless. She further contacted me to let me know that another email would arrive when it was shipped, and that it would include care instructions. When it arrived, it was packaged perfectly! However, there were a few leaves that were split down the middle, and I hope these won’t become anything major with regards to the look of the plant. This is the only reason I gave them the four stars because I’m not quite sure what the overall aesthetics of the plant might become.
    Otherwise, this was a great online plant purchasing experience, and I would gladly purchase from them again.

  15. Maria S. (verified owner)

    Plant arrived a very good condition. Unlike the Limelight that had many bent leaves, on the Giganta only a couple of leaves were bent and had to be cut off.

  16. elizabeth jane (verified owner)

    Just gorgeous!!

  17. Anonymous (verified owner)

    absolutely beautiful! arrived perfectly packed with instructions.

  18. Steven C. (verified owner)

    Absolutely love the Gigantas I purchased from Plantz. The plants were in perfect condition when they were delivered. The yellow and green variegation looks beautiful. They add so much life to my entry way!!

  19. Meghann K. (verified owner)

    Amazing plant. Exceeded my expectations!!!!! Packaging kept the plant perfect.

  20. Ian (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant. Arrived safely with all the soil in the pot.
    The wicks and saucer were a huge plus, only I didn’t know they were included. You should tell shoppers this!
    If I.had a bigger house I would buy more.
    I loved the whole experience and grin every time I look at it.
    Thank you, keep it up!

  21. Sherifia H. (verified owner)

    By far my favorite

  22. Kim G. (verified owner)

    I love it!!!

  23. Lynn M. (verified owner)

    The Giganta was one of 3 plants I ordered from Plantz. Unlike the other two plants, the Giganta looked like it had been shipped on its head: all the leaves were badly creased or broken. Sue Waltzer, customer service, called the day after my plants arrived to check on my satisfaction with my new plants. I told her about the Giganta. This was late Friday afternoon before Easter. By the following Wednesday, I had a new, beautiful Giganta on my doorstep, and Sue emailed instructions on steps to take if I wanted to try to salvage the badly damaged Giganta. I would recommend Plantz and Plantz personnel to anyone. They are the greatest!

  24. Anonymous (verified owner)

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